EQ: Revolution!

To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the EQ presents this programme which acknowledges the direct impact of Russian politics on Shostakovich and which also looks at Mozart’s quartet writing at the time of the French Revolution. The EQ will also be revelling in the daring spirit of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3, […]

Introducing Apprentice competition winner, Morag Robertson

The Edinburgh Quartet are delighted to introduce the Apprentice competition winner, Morag Robertson,  who will be joining them for the first part of their 2016-17 concert season. Morag is currently studying viola at the Royal College of Music with Jonathan Barritt. She previously attended St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh where she studied with Catherine Marwood […]

Summer Tour Announced

The Edinburgh Quartet is delighted to return to Dundee, Strathpeffer and Boat of Garten this summer with a rich and varied programme.  Haydn’s passionate Sturm und Drang Quartet known as “the Fifths” is followed by Shostakovich’s intimate fourth string quartet, inspired by Jewish folk music.  After the interval EQ proudly introduce Emily Pond, winner of the “EQ Apprentice” competition […]

Charting New Territories

The Edinburgh Quartet is very much looking forward to embarking on its third mini-season of the 16-17 diary – New Horizons. We have decided to take on this theme in various guises; not just the physical act of living in another country in the case of Britten and his first quartet; but going and being exposed to different […]

Ron Butlin Reflects after Storm/Stress

Following the phenomenal response to Intimate Voices and Storm/Stress, and with New Horizons fast-approaching;  we asked Ron Butlin, Edinburgh Makar (2008-2014), about his collaboration with the Edinburgh Quartet on this performance project series funded by Creative Scotland. Hi Ron, let’s start at the beginning – when did you discover classical music? I was aged 12 and standing […]